Loesch celebrates 100 years

System manufacturer Loesch Verpackungstechnik is celebrating its centenary this year, and will be showcasing historical and modern packaging machines at this year’s FachPack, 24-26 September in Nuremberg, Germany.

On booth 1-218 in hall 1, the German confectionery packaging machine manufacturer is presenting a restored machine from 1935 – one of the world’s first high-performance fold wrapping machines for traditional bar products with two packaging materials, directly alongside its current models.

“Retrofitting a historical packaging machine is all part of the training at Loesch,” said Thomas Cord, CEO of Loesch Verpackungstechnik.

“It gives our trainees a chance to understand the complex mechanics of such a machine. At the same time, they both learn something about our company’s tradition and develop their own innovative ideas with an eye to the future.

“The basic principles of packaging chocolate are the same today as they were a few decades ago. A range of improvements, however, now ensure that modern machines pack the products much faster, more effectively, and with less manpower. Nevertheless, even our latest models still use a main shaft, which is now electronic, to control almost all motion sequences in the machine, thereby ensuring consistently reliable quality,” said Cord.

Loesch is kicking off its centenary celebrations at FachPack. Following various events and festivities, the anniversary year will culminate in May 2020 at interpack, where the company will be proclaiming “the start of a new era.”

The focus then will be on the future of the company and the expansion of its position as an innovator and market leader.

“You need to know your history before you can change the future. To remain successful, we are set to continue investing in the development of our three key areas: chocolate, chewing gum and confectionery, and cereals,” said Olaf Piepenbrock, managing partner of the Loesch parent company.

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